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Monday Mural | Found in San Jose

One day — a couple of years ago — on a stroll through the ‘Capital of Silicon Valley,’ I came across this mural beside one of the ‘light rail’...
Diablo mural, San Jose.

One day — a couple of years ago — on a stroll through the ‘Capital of Silicon Valley,’ I came across this mural beside one of the ‘light rail’ stations in the downtown area.  I’d like to call it the Diablo mural because this mural from San Jose, CA looks like the dry, rolling hills of the Diablo Range that lies east of the city.

The Diablo range is made up of pretty-low lying rolling hills that are dry for the most part of the year. The post — Vistas from California’s Devil Mountain will show you what the mountain range looks like when it is in it’s dry stage.  Come winter and the hills come alive and makes a landscape of green rolling hills. See that here — Snaking through several shaded of green. 

Coming back to the Diablo mural, I see that the Artist is Jet Martinez.
[artist info: found on sjdowntown.com]

Diablo mural, San Jose.
Here’s a clearer and better shot of the  Diablo mural.
I went around the station to find a better view of this wall art.

 

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57 Comments on this post.
  • Oakland Daily Photo
    7 December 2015 at 4:46 am

    A perfect example of the heartening use of murals for public art. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      7 December 2015 at 5:01 am

      This one is beautiful. Is it not?
      Thank you so much for hosting this meme. 🙂

      So sorry I was MIA for a couple of weeks; been having internet problems.

  • Ravish Mani
    7 December 2015 at 8:33 am

    Lovely capture, Divya 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:51 am

      Thank you, Ravish.
      How have you been?

    • Ravish Mani
      9 January 2016 at 6:49 am

      I'm good. Thank you, Divya 🙂

      How are you?

    • dNambiar
      11 January 2016 at 8:17 pm

      (y)
      Awesome! 🙂

  • biebkriebels
    7 December 2015 at 10:45 am

    A huge one and nice to watch at waiting at a busstop.

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:52 am

      Yes, this one seemed simple and pleasant; one that you can look at for a long time. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting this blog. 🙂

  • rupam sarma
    7 December 2015 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:53 am

      I agree. 🙂

      I'm glad I caught it.
      Thank you for coming by, Rupam.

  • EG CameraGirl
    7 December 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Well done! I like this one.

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:54 am

      Thank you.
      Me too. 🙂

  • Halcyon
    7 December 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Nice colors!

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:56 am

      Aren't they!
      🙂
      Thank you for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Tom
    7 December 2015 at 2:03 pm

    A wonderful addition to the streetscape.

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:57 am

      It really is.
      Thank you for stopping by, Tom.:)

  • Jackie Mc Guinness
    7 December 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Nice!

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 2:58 am

      Nice to see you here again, Jackie. 🙂
      Thank you.

  • Ranjana’s craft blog
    7 December 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Nice. In Bengaluru also, year back we used to see these kind, but that was Inidian paintings. Hope you remember 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 December 2015 at 3:01 am

      Oh yeah, Bengaluru has a lot of murals. Some of them need a little touch up.
      Earlier this year or last year, I took a few pics of some murals on Old Madras Road. Maybe I should put them up next week. 😉

      I hope you are doing great, Ranjana.

  • R Niranjan Das
    8 December 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful! Changes the total perspective of the place.

    • dNambiar
      13 December 2015 at 2:26 am

      So right.
      And this seems to be one of the most pleasant murals I've every seen.

      Thank you for stopping by, Nomad. So sorry for the late response. I was without internet for a couple of weeks.

  • Bikram
    10 December 2015 at 1:29 pm

    that is a beautiful mural … much better than the usual graffiti

    Bikram's

    • dNambiar
      13 December 2015 at 2:28 am

      That was exactly what I thought, Bikram! 🙂

      Thank you.

  • Priya Gupta
    15 December 2015 at 11:40 am

    I found your post while browsing through some travel offers randomly. What a beautiful mural! It’s one of the most pleasant ones I have ever come across. Totally changes the look of the place!

    • dNambiar
      8 January 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Welcome here, Priya.
      I couldn't agree more on the pleasantness of this artwork.

      I hope you'll visit again. 🙂

  • Raj
    25 December 2015 at 5:05 am

    Hi Divya… wonderful to read your blog after a looong time. 🙂 How have you been?

    Lovely mural! Very artistic and looks very natural. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 January 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Raaaaaj! Lowwwwwng time indeed.
      Welcome back to the blogosphere. We'd been missing you. I'm doing well. How about you? I read your post on your status as 'new father.' Such an adorable piece. Congratulations again.

      Thank you for coming by.
      I look forward to reading more of you. Happy 2016.

  • Rat
    6 January 2016 at 12:32 pm
    • dNambiar
      8 January 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Isn't it?
      Thank you for dropping in, Meera. 🙂
      Happy New Year to you. 🙂

  • ArchanaC Kapoor
    8 January 2016 at 3:18 am

    awesome click Dee… been missing you on Drishti… 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 January 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Hey Archana,
      Thank you, girl.
      There was too much happening so I had to put blogging aside for a bit. But I'm back. See you on Drishti super-soon.
      Happy New Year to you two. 🙂

  • Indrani
    8 January 2016 at 3:32 am

    Neat work there, well captured!
    Happy new year to you D! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 January 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Is it not? I love this mural.
      Thank you, Indrani.
      And thank you for the wishes. Happy New Year to you too. 🙂

  • Arun Prasadh
    8 January 2016 at 3:39 am

    Nice captures.

    • dNambiar
      9 January 2016 at 12:43 am

      Thank you, Arun.
      Happy New Year. 🙂

  • Maitreni Mishra
    8 January 2016 at 5:12 am

    Amazing capture Divya! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      9 January 2016 at 12:44 am

      Thank you Maitreni. 🙂 Happy New 2016 to you.

  • Chaicy Style A Pastiche
    8 January 2016 at 5:26 am

    That's a lovely mural indeed, well captured through your lens. A Very Happy New Year to you.

    xoxo

    Style.. A Pastiche! – http://www.styleapastiche.com – Visit me sometime!

    • dNambiar
      9 January 2016 at 12:45 am

      Thanks a ton.
      You have a fab year too. 😉

      I'll come by soon.

  • Arun
    8 January 2016 at 7:17 am

    Looks really nice!

    • dNambiar
      9 January 2016 at 12:45 am

      🙂
      Thank you for visiting, Arun.

  • umashankar
    9 January 2016 at 2:46 am

    I seem to have missed at treasure here. Thanks for all those links, and the refreshing mural here.

    • dNambiar
      11 January 2016 at 8:15 pm

      How are you doing USP?
      I found that I had just randomly clicked a lot of pictures of Murals; I seem to get attracted to those colours. So when I came across a meme for murals, I jumped for it. Now I'm going to be looking out for more murals 😉

      Happy New Year, USP. 🙂

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    10 January 2016 at 3:13 am

    nice

    • dNambiar
      11 January 2016 at 8:16 pm

      That, it is.
      I'm glad I came across it. And took a couple of pics of it. 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    10 January 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Eyecatching indeed! Happy New Year Divya:)

    • dNambiar
      11 January 2016 at 8:16 pm

      🙂
      Thank you so much, Mr. Bhatia.
      Happy 2016 to you too. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    12 January 2016 at 2:46 pm

    that is beautiful 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2016 at 4:09 pm

      🙂
      I second that. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting, Joshi. 🙂

  • magiceye
    13 January 2016 at 1:41 am

    Lovely work!

    • dNambiar
      13 January 2016 at 4:44 pm

      I swear, it is. 🙂
      I hope you are doing well, Magiceye. Happy New Year.

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